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Noted paediatric cardiologist Prof Savitri Srivastav passes away

She started the Paediatric Cardiac Society of India, as the founder President in 1998

Paediatric cardiologist Prof Savitri Srivastav has recently passed away. She was a highly respected teacher at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and a great clinician. Her special interests were in paediatric and congenital heart diseases, echocardiography and non-coronary interventions.

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She played an important role in the formation of the Indian Academy of Echocardiography as the Founder President of the Society in 1995. She started the Paediatric Cardiac Society of India, as the founder President in 1998.

In 1995, she left AIIMS and her team to join the Fortis/Escort Heart Institute. She was also joined by an iconic couple from AIIMS – Dr Krishna Iyer, a paediatric cardiac surgeon and his paediatric cardiac intensivist wife Parvathy Iyer. Together, during the past 27 years, they made a trailblazing clinical and academic work at Fortis / Escorts that has been globally acclaimed.

Together, they changed the face of the management of congenital heart disease in India.

 

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